Sanmac is Sandvik's trademark for a family of machinability-improved stainless steels, available as bar, hollow bar, billets and blooms.

The new generation of Sanmac stainless steels present even better opportunities to reduce tool wear and increase cutting speeds, giving productivity improvements and therefore significant cost reductions per produced item.

In Sanmac materials, machinability has been improved without jeopardizing properties such as corrosion resistance and mechanical strength. The non-metallic inclusions in Sanmac steels are of great significance to the improved machinability. In addition to sulfides, Sanmac steels contain oxide inclusions that improve chip breaking and reduce tool wear.

FAQ about Sanmac stainless steels

What is Sanmac?

Stainless steel with excellent machinability. Sanmac stainless steels are also characterized by consistent quality from melt to melt and properties which accord exactly with the specifications.

What makes it more easily machinable?

The optimized non-metallic inclusions and consistent chemical composition.

What are the advantages with Sanmac?

  • Increased cutting speeds and feed rates, resulting in better machine utilization and reduced fixed cost per detail produced
  • Less tool wear, resulting in more details cut per insert edge
  • Reduction of set-up times, facilitating long series production with the same cutting data.

Related products

Stainless round bar for machining

Hollow bar for machining

Forging billets, re-rolling billets, extrusion billets and continuous cast blooms.